Rogers Memorial Hospital has a national reputation among mental health providers for highly specialized, evidence-based psychiatric services. Rogers has been visited by several prominent clinicians and researchers who are considered experts in their respective fields.
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS,
Is an internationally recognized specialist in tics and Tourette syndrome, related problems including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is director of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program at the NYU Child Study Center, and associate professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is the author of hundreds of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Her research has focused on the natural history, course, clinical phenomenology and treatment of Tourette’s and tic disorders, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders with streptococcus (PANDAS), and the relationship between tics and the other psychiatric comorbid disorders. During her visit to Rogers, Dr. Coffey presented an update on how research informs the treatment of Tourette’s.
Martin E. Franklin, PhD,
Is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His scholarly publications include scientific articles and book chapters on the treatment of adult and pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, trichotillomania, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and readiness for behavior change. Dr. Franklin was a member of the Expert Consensus Panel for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that assisted with the development of treatment guidelines for adult and pediatric OCD. He is a co-investigator and clinical supervisor on the ongoing National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized controlled trials in pediatric OCD, adult OCD, and social phobia. During his visit to Rogers Memorial, Dr. Franklin consulted with staff and administration regarding the OCD programs.
Daniel A. Geller, MD,
Is a leading authority on the assessment and treatment of OCD in children. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Pediatric OCD Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Geller is the recipient of several honors and awards in community medicine and developmental pediatrics, notably from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation and Tourette Syndrome Association. He is a member of the Society of Development Pediatrics and of several expert panels, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where he is lead author for the Academy’s Practice Parameters for Assessment and Treatment of OCD in children. During his visit to Rogers Memorial Hospital, Dr. Geller presented on new findings on the impact and outcomes of (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ADHD and on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with OCD.
Edward Hallowell, MD,
Is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Mass. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 until he retired from academics in 2003 to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books. He has authored 14 books on various psychological topics, including attention deficit disorder, the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness in life, methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry and managing excessive busyness. Dr. Hallowell is a frequent speaker on health issues, and has been frequently featured in the national media. His visit was part of our Centennial Celebration Speakers Series, a succession of educational events Rogers Memorial hosted to mark our 100th year as a mental health provider.
John March, MD, MPH,
Is Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He has extensive experience developing and testing the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments for pediatric mental disorders. Dr. March is widely published in the areas of OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression ADHD and pediatric psychopharmacology. He has extensive experience conducting and consulting to industry in the design and implementation of Phase III and IV clinical trials in pediatric psychopharmacology. Additionally, he is active in teaching and training in the treatment of child and adolescent mental disorders locally, nationwide and internationally. During his visit to Rogers Memorial, Dr. March presented on results of the Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Studies (POTS I and POTS II), which investigated two different cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) augmentation approaches in children and adolescents who have experienced a partial response to pharmacotherapy with a serotonin reuptake inhibitor for OCD.
John Piacentini, PhD, ABPP,
Is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Piacentini has authored over 140 papers, chapters, and books and has received numerous National Institutes of Health and other grants addressing the etiology, assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, and adolescent suicide. He is Chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Sciences consortium, Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, President-elect of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Dr. Piacentini is also Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an editorial board member for several leading psychology journals. During his visit to Rogers Memorial Hospital, Dr. Piacentini presented on the initial findings from the Multimodal Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders (CAMS) study at a roundtable discussion.
Renae Reinardy, PhD,
Is founder of the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Reinardy is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of compulsive hoarding and presents both nationally and locally on the treatment of hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania and stress management. Dr. Reinardy received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at North Dakota State University, master’s degree at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, and doctorate at Argosy University, Washington, DC campus. She completed her doctoral internship at Springfield Hospital Center and Chase Brexton Health Clinic. Prior to founding the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change, Dr. Reinardy worked as a psychologist at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Reinardy has appeared as an expert for several national news media and has presented numerous times at national conferences as well as at local meetings and trainings for professionals. During her visit to Rogers, Dr. Reinardy presented on trichotillomania and skin picking.